Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1719)

Incident period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 26, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 25, 2007
News Release
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Completing the disaster assistance process can seem overwhelming, especially because of what it means ? dealing with a disaster. There are steps you can take to speed up the process, according to officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 24, 2007
News Release
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- During the final week of September, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation teams will be making their last stops at home improvement centers and one more Wisconsin event to distribute information.
September 20, 2007
News Release
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses they need accurate information.
September 18, 2007
News Release
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- In order to meet the ongoing needs in Dane and nearby counties, the Disaster Recovery Center in Madison will stay open this week through Thursday, September 20, 2007. The Dane County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is located at the Robertson Road Facility, 4318 Robertson Rd, Madison, WI 53714. This DRC will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday at 7 p.m.
September 18, 2007
News Release
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- If your home was affected in the recent flooding it could be harboring mold. "Mold can be a significant problem after flooding and proper cleanup is critical to ensure that it does not affect you or your family's health," Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Secretary Kevin R. Hayden said. Care must be taken to clean and completely dry any areas of the home that have gotten wet from floodwaters to prevent structural damage and adverse health effects from mold.
September 18, 2007
News Release
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- One month after the rain began to fall on Wisconsin, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given out more than $6 million to assist individuals and businesses in the 14 designated counties with flood-related recovery. Most of the assistance, more than $5.1 million, has been approved to help Wisconsin citizens with housing needs. This grant money may help pay for temporary housing and repairing homes to a safe, sanitary and functional state.

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